The California Child Care Licensing Resources for Parents and Providers website was developed in compliance with Section 508 and Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1. Further, web best practices were applied throughout this website, from semantic HTML to responsive design.
Below you will find a list of some of the technology solutions we have integrated to make our website easy to navigate, fast-loading and accessible.
“Skip To” Navigation
The “Skip to” navigation appears at the top of each page. It allows you to jump to the main content area.
The main navigation uses lists. Lists make it easier for screen readers to read down the list without having to sort through unnecessary code. Lists also allow you to use the tab key to move from link to link.
Photographs and other relevant images on the site are accompanied by alternative text (the ALT attribute.) ALT text provides a written description of the image, which is accessible to screen readers, and it is visible when the mouse is placed over the image. This is also useful for people who have images turned off on their browser, in which case a description will display where the image used to be.
Videos embedded on this site offer three enhancements for richer accessibility. First, each video has captions which can be turned on using the standard YouTube player. Second, the user has the ability to switch video out for a version with a descriptive audio track. And lastly, printable transcripts are available for each video as well.
Color and Contrast
All text color/background color pairings have been tested with WebAIM’s Color Contrast Checker to ensure they pass the “WCAG AA” standard for readability.
Navigate through our web pages without the use of a mouse. (Note: Some commands may not work with every Internet browser version.)
|If you want to…||Select…|
|Increase text size||Ctrl + +|
|Decrease text size||Ctrl – –|
|Move forward from link to link||Tab|
|Move backward from link to link||Shift + Tab|
|Move from box to box||Tab|
|Go to top of page||Ctrl + Home|
|Go to bottom of page||Ctrl + End|
|Close window||Ctrl + W|
|Go back a page||Alt + Left Arrow|
|Go forward a page||Alt + Right Arrow|
|Go to search box||Alt + S|